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January 17, 2017: Corporate Specialties Wins Silver PPAI Tech Award

DETROIT, MICHIGAN (January 17, 2017) – Corporate Specialties has received the Silver PPAI Technology Award, which was presented to the company at the PPAI Awards Presentation & Reception on January 9 during The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. This is the third year the company has been recognized for excellence in blog content. In 2015 and 2016, Corporate Specialties received the bronze award. Read more.

 

August 23, 2016: Corporate Specialties Completes Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Detroit Program

Valerie Hayman Sklar, (front row, sixth from right) president of Corporate Specialties, with her fellow graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Detroit program.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN (August 23, 2016) – After nearly 100 classroom hours, Valerie Hayman Sklar, president of Corporate Specialties, is one of 30 graduates in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Detroit program. Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the curriculum focuses on practical business skills that can immediately be applied by business owners to help them recognize new opportunities, embrace practices that increase business growth and ultimately develop a customized growth plan for their business. Read more.

 

January 18, 2016: Corporate Specialties Wins Bronze PPAI Technology Award

Corporate-Specialteis-2016-PPAI-Awards-GroupDETROIT, MICHIGAN (January 18, 2016) – Corporate Specialties has received the Bronze PPAI Technology Award, which was presented to the company at the PPAI Awards Presentation & Reception on January 12 during The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. This is the second year the company has been recognized for excellence in blog content. Last year, Corporate Specialties received the bronze award as well. Read more:

 

October 31, 2014: Valerie Hayman Sklar Elected To MiPPA Board Of Directors

Valerie-Hayman-SklarDETROIT, MICHIGAN (October 31, 2014) – Valerie Hayman Sklar, president of Corporate Specialties, has been elected to the Michigan Promotional Professionals Association (MiPPA) board of directors. She joins Sarah Merrill of Mercury Promotions and Fulfillment as well as Jane Mitchell of Jungle Jane Promotions as members of the Class of 2017. The three-year term begins January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017. Read more:

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September 2014 Advantages Magazine Interview: You’re Invited

2014-09-Advantages-Corporate-EventsWhile corporate parties can give employees a much deserved celebration and morale boost, this only happens when the parties are done right—and this goes beyond reserving a venue and hiring a caterer. Because of her corporate event experience, Corporate Specialties President Valerie Hayman Sklar was interviewed by Advantages magazine for the September 2014 feature article “You’re Invited: Help Your Clients Toast Their Talent With The Perfect Bash.” The article looks at how to build excitement, get interactive, present a choice, plan early and keep in touch throughout the entire party planning process. Read more:

 

September 18, 2014: Corporate Specialties Named 2015 PPAI Technology Award Finalist

2015-PPAI-Tech-Award-FinalistDETROIT, MICHIGAN (September 18, 2014) – When the Corporate Specialties Blog as well as its companion blog for The Apartment Boutique was launched in the spring of 2013, the goal was to create an educational portal that provides informative content on promotional marketing and branded merchandise as well as relevant research findings and business marketing and branding articles. And while the objective didn’t include building a blog to simply win awards, it’s an honor for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) to take notice of the editorial-quality content and name Corporate Specialties as a finalist in the 2015 PPAI Technology Awards. Read more:

 

May 2014 PPB Magazine Profile: Coworking Works For Corporate Specialties

Coworking-Works-For-CorpSpecWhen Valerie Hayman Sklar, president of Detroit-based Corporate Specialties, began looking into coworking in the fall of 2013, she wasn’t sure what to expect. But something about Grand Circus (grandcircus.co), a training institute that’s on a mission to elevate the tech community in the heart of downtown Detroit, drew her in…and PPB magazine tells her story. Read more:

 

 

March 27, 2014: Valerie Hayman Sklar Named Contributor To NAA Blog

APTly-Spoken-Blog-BorderDETROIT, MICHIGAN (March 27, 2014) – Valerie Hayman Sklar, owner of The Apartment Boutique, powered by Corporate Specialties, is one of the few promotional products professionals who specialize in serving the marketing needs of the multi-family market. In additional to sharing her expertise in The Apartment Boutique Blog, Hayman Sklar is now contributing monthly to the National Apartment Association (NAA) APTly Spoken blog. Read more:

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October 11, 2013: Corporate Specialties Receives AIA Velocity Award

Jill Wieser, AIA field sales specialist, presents Valerie Hayman Sklar, owner, Corporate Specialties, with the 2013 AIA Velocity Award at the AIA National Sales Summit.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN (October 11, 2013) – Growing sales in any economy is never easy, but increasing revenue by more than 50 percent in a recovering economy is even more remarkable. With a nearly 58% sales growth during the 2012 calendar year, Corporate Specialties has been awarded the AIA Velocity Award, Category 2, at the recent AIA National Sales Summit. Read more:

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November 11, 2013: Corporate Specialties Launches Blog Series

DETROIT, MICHIGAN (November 11, 2013) – It’s no secret that promotional products are a useful and cost-effective way to gain awareness, build brands and ultimately grow businesses. While there’s no shortage of people willing to sell logoed merchandise, there is a vast difference in order takers and true promotional consultants.

To enhance the company’s service offerings, Corporate Specialties has launched its blog, an educational portal that provides informative content on promotional marketing and branded merchandise as well as relevant research findings and business marketing and branding articles.

After a soft launch earlier this spring, read more:

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